FSC solutions

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Ways for forest managers, businesses, and consumers to maintain healthy forests forever.
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FSC solutions for forest managers

FSC forest management certification verifies that forests are managed to be environmentally appropriate, socially beneficial, and economically viable.
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Forest management certification for corporate and individual organizations

FSC’s forest management certification ensures that forests adhere to 10 principles covering environmental, social, and economic commitments.

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Forest management certification for community and family forests

We’re constantly working to find ways to make it easier and more feasible for community and family forests to achieve FSC certification.

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Ecosystem services claims for forest managers

These claims help forest managers communicate the positive impact of their responsible forest stewardship. The claims procedure enables forest managers to measure and verify the impact of their responsible forestry on biodiversity, carbon storage, and more.

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FSC solutions for manufacturers, sellers, and more

If you’re a manufacturer, retailer, brand, or builder, the following certifications are for you. Together they verify sustainable sourcing from forest to consumer.
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Chain of custody certification

This certification verifies the path of products from the forest through the supply chain. Finished products from certificate holders are then eligible for the FSC “check tree” label.

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Project certification

This certification enables builders, architects, artists, and others to show that the forest-based products they use in their project are FSC-certified and hence their commitment to forest-friendly sourcing.

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FSC climate and ecosystem services solutions for corporations and other supporters of responsible forestry

FSC is creating innovative solutions that help society value all the vital services forests contribute to our world.
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Ecosystem services procedure

Corporations and others can sponsor responsible forestry projects around the globe that address climate change, biodiversity loss, and other challenges. In return, they receive verified, third-party evidence that their investments made a real and measurable impact.

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Become a forest steward

We all have a role to play in protecting the future of our forests. Learn how you can join the FSC
ecosystem and start making a difference today.